Getting root access on a device usually refers to getting the SuperSU or Superuser application on a device. That app then confirms or denies apps that want to use root access when requested. That’s different from Android usual security where if an app requests the root permission, the Android security would just say no you cannot install that app. The new one-click rooting tool called KingRoot works in a similar way but the SuperSU or replaced with the KingUser app. Once you install the app, you’ll see the KingUser I am talking about in your app drawer. It’s also the same app you want to access to unroot the device. We touch more on that later.

ZTE Z5 Red Bull Edition

The Files You Need

  1. Download the KingRoot app from its official home on the XDA Developers webpage here.
  2. That one APK file is the only file you need to complete this guide. However, once you install that PK on your device during the guide below, you will receive three new apps available from your devices app drawer. The app appropriately named KingRoot is the one you are using during the guide. The other two — the KingUser and the KingMaster — are also important if you ever need them. The KingUser is the app to enter should you ever want to unroot the device and the KingMaster helps increase the performance of your device.
  3. You can verify your device is on the list of ZTE supported devices.

Rooting the ZTE Z5 Red Bull Edition U9180

  1. Download the KingRoot app directly to the desktop of your computer.
  2. Move the app over to the desktop of the computer.
  3. Enable the Unknown Sources option on your device by heading to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
  4. Connect the ZTE Z5 Red Bull Edition to the computer with the USB cable.
  5. Transfer the app over to the internal storage SD card.
  6. Unplug the device from the computer now and install the app on your device.
  7. You can use this guide to learn how to install any APK file on an Android device if you don’t know how to already. Moreover, if you choose to do it using a file manager, you might be interested in reading the best file managers for Android. Any of the file managers on the list will work for your device.
  8. Tap the KingRoot app available from your devices app drawer after you have finished installing it.
  9. Tap the button that says Get Root from within the application.
  10. Your device will now get root access once the progress bar moves all the way to the end and a success message is on your devices display.
  11. Make sure you root the device after it’s finished.
  12. Installing the root checker app from the Google Play Store if you want to double-check the guide did work for you.
  13. Once you have finished the guide and checked with the root checker app, you should have no problems installing all of the extra apps from the Google Play Store that you have been waiting for.